How is the eyelid surgery procedure performed?
Eyelid surgery is performed under twilight sedation.
Dr Szalay removes excess skin or fat from the upper eyelid. He does this by making a small incision in the upper eyelid, which heals with time to leave a thin white line.
Dr Szalay removes excess fat from the lower eyelid by a making a small incision inside the eyelid. He also uses fractional laser to safely tighten the lower eyelid skin.
Preparing for eyelid surgery
You need to avoid the following for three weeks leading up to the procedure. This is because they cause bleeding.
- Aspirin, nurofen and other anti inflammatories
- Vitamin E and fish oil
More detailed pre-operative instructions are provided at your initial consultation.
How long is the recovery period?
Swelling and bruising can occur following the procedure. So most patients feel comfortable facing the general public again after 10 days.
We remove the sutures after 6 or 7 days.
Learn more about eyelid surgery here.
- The initial consultation with Dr Szalay costs $75.00
- Upper eyelid surgery costs $2200
- Lower eyelid surgery costs $3300 (removal of fat)
- For both: $4400
- Laser tightening of lower eyelid costs $1100 (necessary if fat is removed).
Please be aware that if you have excess skin on the outer part of your upper eyelids, you may need a brow lift instead of, or as well as, upper eyelid surgery. This is because the brow controls the skin at the corner of your eyes. So Dr Szalay will examine your brow during your consultation.
Some patients do not need fat removed from the lower eyelid and only require skin tightening with the laser. If so, the cost will range from $1,100 to $1,650, depending on whether the upper eyelid is performed at the same time.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner
See our before and after results
Dr Michael Szalay has performed over 350 eyelid surgeries in our Brisbane clinic. View some of our results.